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The best graduating student of Lagos State University LASU, has welcomed a baby girl hours after attending her convocation.
Elizabeth Orefuwa graduated from the Lagos State University (LASU) with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.74 on Wednesday, March 22 and to top it all off, welcomed a baby girl hours later.
The overall best graduating student of the institution showed up at the convocation heavily pregnant but was not deterred despite the fact that she was already feeling contractions, Naij reports.
The 29-year-old new mom explained that she had been scared that she would be unable to participate in the once in a lifetime ceremony.
Orefuwa said: “I was having a contraction and was scared that the baby might come before the convocation. I told God to take control because I wanted to experience the convocation and God took control until I got home. It was when I got home that it started again and my husband took me to the hospital where I gave birth at about 1:00 pm on Thursday.’’
Naij reports that Orefuwa who just graduated from the Accounts Department of LASU, wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) 7 times before gaining admission into the LASU back in 2012.
“I also applied for direct entry three times at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. During this period of waiting, I started a professional career at the Institute of Chartered Accountancy of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2007 and became qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) in 2010.
“My aim is to get my first-degree certificate after several years of waiting and to satisfy my dad, who has been insisting on the academic certificate before professional certificate. He would always say to me then that I have put the cart before the horse. However, what kept me going was self-belief, focus, and determination bearing in mind that I am not competing with others but with my own capabilities.”
Orefuwa got married to her heartthrob in her final year and reveals that she intends to practice accounting as well as teach it.
Talk about double celebrations! Big congrats to her.
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